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Apparel Industry

Made in the U.S.A.? Not Anytime Soon

Edward Hertzman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Edward Hertzman

Why would America want to reshore an industry that is having a hard time paying its workers $100 a month in the Third World?

Apparel Industry Profiteers Must Fund Relief for Free Trade Refugees

Francis Calpotura | Posted 11.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Francis Calpotura

Free-trade laws do not hold corporations accountable for negative local impacts, but people are suffering because of CAFTA-DR. The apparel industry, which has profited above all other sectors, has a moral duty to respond.

Kim Bhasin

Nobody Knows, Cares Whether Your Clothes Are Made In Deadly Factories

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business

You probably don't know who makes your clothes. The scary thing is, the retailer that sold them to you may not know, either. A yearlong study of fa...

Fashion's Dirty Little 'Sustainable' Secret; Wear More and Wash Less

Kate Black | Posted 06.01.2014 | Style
Kate Black

When examining the carbon footprint of apparel, especially something cotton like jeans or a t-shirt, it is shocking how much the impact increases once the consumer takes the product home.

Kim Bhasin

TOMS Founder's New Promise

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

TOMS founder and chief shoe-giver Blake Mycoskie is making a lofty promise to both customers and critics: By the end of 2015, TOMS will produce one-th...

Disasters Change Bangladesh Perspective On Factory Life

AP | CHRIS BLAKE | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business

TEKANI, Bangladesh -- Twice a year, buses filled with garment workers come rumbling into Tekani, shaking the houses made of mud and tin, and alerting ...

The True Price of a Pair of Jeans: Documentary Offers a Glimpse at the Grim Reality Behind the Outsourcing of Garment Production

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Julie Flynn Badal

York and Majid's timely film, The Machinists, is a visual document of the exploitation of garment workers in Bangladesh. The film gives voice to three young people working in the factories in Dhaka.

Can Globalization Be Glamorous? Check Out Brazil

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

The country's protectionist trade policy, urban migration and growing GDP are contributing to a Brazilian fashion industry that is attracting foreign investment and exporting Brazilian brands.